2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

EDSE 50553 Methods for Teaching Secondary Science

Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program, corequisite: EDSE 41151 or EDUC 60980. Using guidelines set forth by the National Research Council, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the State of Texas, the students will develop pedagogical content knowledge for teaching secondary science. Students will explore various aspects of the science teacher profession such as designing lessons/labs, aligning lessons to TEKS and frameworks, assessing student work, constructing assessment tools, classroom management techniques and best practices in teaching science. Peer-teaching and peer-evaluation will be used to help students identify their strengths and weaknesses to help them prepare for the teaching professions.